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Oregon Supreme Court Ruling Does Not Affect Elliott State Forest Plan

The Oregon Department of Justice told the State Land Board Tuesday a recent state Supreme Court decision will not affect a proposal to repurpose the Elliott State Forest for research.

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Trump Administration Accused Of Ignoring Public Input Through Its Revamp Of Lands Councils

The changes to the rural advisory councils in Oregon and other western states are part of a shift in public lands philosophy and policy by the Trump administration.

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Want To Get A Christmas Tree From A NW Forest? Get A Permit First.

Law enforcement units will be watching the woods this holiday season, to stop people from taking Christmas trees and other forest products without a permit.

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Oregon Supreme Court Rules Elliott Forest Land Sale Illegal

The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled the state’s 2014 sale of 788 acres of the Elliott State Forest to a private timber company was illegal.

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Expansion Of Cascade-Siskiyou Protections Was Invalid, Judge Rules

A federal judge says public forests designated as "O&C Lands" must be maintained for timber production.

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Oregon Plant May Be Removed From Endangered Species List

For most of the past century, scientists thought Bradshaw's lomatium was extinct. Then, it was endangered. After recovery efforts, it's slated to be removed from the endangered species list.

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Opponents Of Proposed Eastern Oregon Transmission Line File Lawsuit

Opponents have filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management, saying the agency failed to adequately evaluate environmental impacts of Idaho Power's proposed 300-mile transmission line. 

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Illegal Cannabis Operations In Public Forests Are Poisoning Wildlife And Water

Insecticides and other chemicals found at the sites threaten long-term damage to ecosystems. California law enforcement, ecologists and others are cracking down on the illegal operations.

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Voters Approve $475 Million Metro Bond For Parks And Natural Areas

Portland-area voters Tuesday approved a $475 million bond dedicated to improving the region’s parks and natural areas.  

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Strong Wind, No Rain Leads To Increased Fire Risk In Southern Oregon

Officials in Southern Oregon are warning that strong winds and dry weather will put the region at an increased risk of wildfire for the next two days.